- a small three-legged table or stand.
- a small table for use in serving tea.
Origin of teapoy
1820–30; < Hindi tīpāi, alteration (with t- from tir- three < Sanskrit tri) of Persian si-pāya three-legged stand
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Examples from the Web for teapoy
After we had thus been seated for about five minutes there was a rap on the leg of the teapoy.
Then the hypnotist asked us to remove our hands from the top of the teapoy.
William Jaquith went to a certain corner and brought out a teapoy of violet wood, which he set down at the old lady's elbow.Mrs. Tree
Laura E. Richards
I had never ridden in a teapoy before and now I began a continuous trip in one which lasted eight hours.
I had none so the teapoy capita fished out a big red bandanna handkerchief, which he tied to a stick.
- a small table or stand with a tripod base
- a tea caddy on such a table or stand
C19: from Hindi tipāī, from Sanskrit tri three + pāda foot; compare Persian sīpae three-legged stand
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